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 Winifred A. Wright

Winifred A. Wright

Birth
Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 25 Jan 1996 (aged 97)
Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
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Winifred A. "Winnie" (Bowler) Wright, 97, of 9 Willow St., Milford, died at Crestwood Healthcare Center, Milford.

She authored two books: "The Granite Town," a history of Milford from 1901 to 1979 and "Milford in World War II," a collection of information about the 553 Milford men and women who served during World War II. As part of the war effort, she formed and Army and Navy League and held card parties in the Town Hall. Earnings were used to send birthday cards to each soldier and Christmas packages to soldiers without families.

She was elected Town Historian in 1944 and collected genealogies of Milford families while writing the town history. This collection is housed in the Milford Room of the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

In 1974 she was instrumental in returning the 1926 Milford granite horse trough to the corner of Union and Elm streets. Selectmen voted to honor her by attaching an engraved plaque to the trough base.

In appreciation for her years of work on the town history, she appeared on the cover of the 1979 Town Report and as grand marshall in the 1994 Centennial Parade.

Mrs. Wright was a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, Milford, for 81 years. In addition she was a member of the Women's League, an honorary member of the Milford Historical Society and a charter member of the Harley Sanford Post 4368, VFW Auxiliary.
She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1916.
She was a lifelong resident of Milford.

She was the widow of Raymond Chester Wright, and was also predeceased by three sons, Raymond B., Alan G. and Richard R., and a daughter, Marguerite A. Anderson.

Info from: Telegraph, The (Nashua, New Hampshire) 27 January 1996, obit for Obituary - Winifred A. Wright Historian, 81-year member of Milford church , GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/107DEE21AB15F99D-107DEE21AB15F99D


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  • Created by: Judy
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100110236
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winifred A. Wright (8 Dec 1898–25 Jan 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100110236, citing Riverside Cemetery, Milford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Judy (contributor 47362532) .